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  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to the Anglican religion. He focuses on Islam as it is -- violent and demanding the submission of everyone -- not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders" cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend the realities of Islam and behave in accordance with those...
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman's Batmobile parked against the side of the road — where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • ‘Your make-believe FANTASY of a world without evil is turning into a NIGHTMARE of slaughter!’-JudgeJ

    09/06/2014 9:24:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 9-6-14 | Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine lets Obama have all the fury and force of the greatest criticism she can muster in this opening to Saturday’s Justice show focusing on his lack of leadership against the monsters of ISIS.
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • The costly fantasy of impeaching Obama: The way to punish a president is at the polls

    07/15/2014 9:12:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Wesley Pruden
    The Democrats owe a growing debt to the Republican red-hots pursuing the fantasy of impeaching Barack Obama. They're collecting a lot of cash -- probably not as much as they claim, but a lot -- from the naive and excitable folks in the Democratic base. Outrage is easily convertible to cash, as every bagman knows, and the Republicans should get a cut of it. Fair is fair. Sarah Palin, who as a former governor knows better than to confuse hoping with doing, is leading the baying hounds this week. She told an audience the other day that "the many impeachable...
  • Ancient Earth Remnant Is Inside Earth, Study Says

    06/28/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | June 28, 2014 | Gregory Baskin
    A team from Harvard University presented a study this month that remnants from an ancient Earth exists, right now, inside contemporary Earth. The group believes that their comparisons of isotopic ratios of noble gases from materials deep inside Earth with those near the surface provide testimony that the deep-down material is actually from the Earth that existed before its massive collision with another planet. That immense impact – the largest in geologic history – is what many believe led to creation of the Moon. The currently favored theory about how the Moon originated says that it was formed 4.5 billion...
  • She's so "deep" (vanity)

    06/10/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Hillary Clinton in @GMA interview on book release: 'The reason I called this book 'Hard Choices' is because that's what any president faces' - @brianstelter
  • Angelina Jolie stars in ‘Maleficent,’ a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of “Maleficent,” which posits that the reason for Maleficent’s rage wasn’t being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princess’s father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable — written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm — isn’t a lot of fun. (“I wish she had smiled more,” one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) It’s dark and brooding and...
  • The Lost Creators Come Clean

    05/11/2014 8:17:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Esquire ^ | May 7, 2014 | Emily Zemler
    Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are seated around the infamous hatch from Lost. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met up in Lindelof's office on the WBR lot in Burbank to reflect on Lost's cultural legacy exactly ten years after shooting the show's pilot. This particular hatch is made of papier-mâché and smaller than you might imagine because it was used for exterior shots during a later season of the show, but it's still indescribably thrilling to find yourself hanging out at the hatch with these two guys.  Lost premiered in September...
  • Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?

    04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 44 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley
    Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written. As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by...
  • Why Putin’s Adventure in Ukraine Is Doomed

    04/16/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/16/14 | David Francis
    From Russian President Vladimir Putin’s perspective, the plan to annex parts of Ukraine probably goes something like this: take Crimea; ignite Russian nationalism in parts of the country where ties to Moscow run deep; then incite anti-Ukrainian protests in these places and use the protests as an excuse to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine and annex it -- just as he did in Crimea. “It is classic Russian foreign policy to try to destabilize a country before it completely takes it over,” said Edward Goldberg, a professor at Baruch College and the New York University Center for Global Affairs....
  • Kedar: It's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people'

    03/09/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Professor Mordechai Kedar says it's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people.' But first, let's look at this video in which Kedar talks about the possibility of 'peace' between Israel and the Arabs. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Obama's fantasy based foreign policy is untenable in our dangerous world.

    03/05/2014 9:45:39 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Life in a world of fantasy can often be pleasant for small children. For adults, it is far more dangerous.On March 2nd, the Editorial Board of the often left-leaning Washington Post published an editorial titled President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy. It was not written by a "right wing nut." According to a sidebar, Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. News reporters and editors never contribute to editorial board discussions, and editorial board members don’t have any role in news coverage. [Emphasis added.] The editorial...
  • President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

    03/03/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2, 2014 | WaPo Editorial Board
    FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces.
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    02/21/2014 4:59:27 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | That annoying guy?
    Sorry for the vanity. I am the current commish of a Freep league that will be starting its 14th season. It's a 12 team roto scoring league (standard 5X5) that is short two teams. The first team available came in third place and the likely six keepers are Kershaw, Fielder, V Martinez, A Sanchez, C Lee and Werth. The other team came in 8th, has a boatload of closers and likely keepers Felix, Elsbury, Adam Eaton, Belt, Chapman and Hardy. The draft is Monday 3/17 at 6:30 pm PST with keepers locked down a few day before that. freepmail me...
  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 (video)

    01/19/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    It's another year chock full of exciting pictures to look forward to!
  • Freeper Novel Free Today Only

    01/10/2014 2:50:17 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 33 replies
    Self Published ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    http://amzn.to/1cJnTSB Freeper Novel Free on amazon.com today. True it’s fantasy rather than politics, but so frequently fantasy writers turn off conservatives by exposing as true liberal lies. You’ll find “The Minor God” is gritty, realistic for its world and sets a conservative tone. Please send the link to somebody you know who will enjoy a humor action-filled romp through an alternative world. (The god Bob is modeled after Jesus.)
  • What's your favorite really obscure fantasy/sf novel?

    12/13/2013 8:49:04 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 200 replies
    (vanity) | Dec 13, 2013 | Me
    Everybody (well, everybody who reads sf/fantasy) has their favorite novels in each genre...which are usually a bunch of other people's favorite novels as well. This only makes sense, since cream rises to the top. But even so, there are plenty of obscure books that for whatever reason, never really caught on. They might well be great reads, but no one seems to have heard of them...so what's your favorite sf and fantasy novel that still lies in not-so-deserved obscurity? With any luck, we'll all discover a bunch of great books that we've never heard of before! I'll start off with...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Bettor's Verdict: GOP could lose the House

    10/18/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/18/13
    Next year’s midterm elections for Congress are now a tossup between the Republicans and the Democrats, according to the betting at the Iowa Electronic Markets — the only sportsbook in America allowed to bet on U.S. elections. Nancy Pelosi’s chances of leading the Democrats to a House majority have more than doubled in less than a month to about 50% as a result of the government-shutdown fiasco, according to betting on the exchange. And the Republicans, who appeared to have a lock on the elections just a few weeks ago, have seen their chances collapse at the same time. Back...
  • Is Cruz Causing a Democratic Wave? Maybe, but Don’t Jump the Gun (liberals lack logic)

    10/11/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 11, 2013 | Stuart Rothenberg
    [I've clipped the entire piece leading up to his conclusion, where you will note he takes Sen. Ted Cruz to the woodshed for not compromising and looking for the middle ground - but the fact is Texans took Cruz to the U.S. Senate because he stood for what we want and he's following through on his word to the voters.. So you can decide what to do about reading the rest of his blither.] ___________________________________ .......One thing that now appears incontestable is that GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has damaged his party badly in the short term, making the GOP...
  • Every Sci-Fi Starship ever*

    09/27/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 144 replies
    Kotaku.com ^ | Wednesday, 6:30pm | Kirk Hamilton
    Holy hell, that is a LOT of starships. This comparison chart, compiled by DeviantARTist Dirk Loechel, presents what he says is an accurate size-comparison between famous sci-fi starships. As far as I can tell it's got more or less every single sci-fi starship ever, from Star Wars to Warhammer to EVE Online to Halo and way, way beyond. In an update this month, Loechel added a ton more ships to what already must have been a huge collection.
  • FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' Is Ridiculous, Spirited and Tea Party Friendly

    09/26/2013 4:49:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | September 24, 2013 | Zachary Leeman
    FOX has a fun and ridiculous new show called Sleepy Hollow on its Monday night schedule. It doesn't have much to do with the famous short story by Washington Irving, but everyone involved from Len Wiseman to Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman to the actors make sure the show has a lot to do with conspiracy theories, the book of Revelations and the Revolutionary War. It's a unique endeavor that more conservative, right of center and libertarian viewers may derive some extra pleasure from.
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League ***VANITY***

    09/25/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT · by freedombird · 8 replies
    Need a few more teams to round out our Freeper league!! Anyone interested?? If so....freepmail me with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite!! Have been running a Freeper League for several years....it's been a blast!
  • He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?

    09/18/2013 9:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Butcher
    Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of Ecotricity, one of the UK’s few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an Apple Mac at his standing desk. The office is bare, other than a normal desk, a couple of chairs and a Union Jack flag hung on the wall. But the Union Jack is not sporting its normal Red White and Blue. This is a Union Jack fashioned in various shades of green. For Vince is a died-in-the-wool ecologist. While running his company, he blogs from a site called “Zero Carbonista” which has an image...
  • What science fiction/fantasy (if any) are you reading right now?

    09/15/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 89 replies
    Sept 15, 2013 | Me
    For those who are into this sort of thing...what sfnal or fantasy literature are currently reading or have just finished? I'm working my way through the series, "The Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher, having read the first 10 novels of the 15 published so far. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files The Dresden Files is a series of contemporary fantasy/mystery novels written by Jim Butcher. He provides a first person narrative of each story from the point of view of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. Butcher's original proposed title for the...
  • Free novel from a Freeper

    07/11/2013 2:56:06 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 26 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on Amazon.com and, if I’ve done it properly this time, it’s free through Saturday. It is fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. http://amzn.to/12doAeu (You can Google an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook, or, unlike my other novels, this one is short enough to print.) Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Bern
  • The Last Day of Goody Velter (Free Freeper Novel)

    07/09/2013 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 6 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 7/9/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on Amazon.com and it’s free for four days. It’s fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. You can get an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook. Thank you for your help. http://amzn.to/12doAeu
  • 'Man of Steel' (Superman) Reviews

    06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    Official site Wikipedia IMDb Man Of Steel - Official Teaser Trailer Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 Man of Steel - Official Trailer #3The movie opened today. Here are some reviews: Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic E Online: Man of Steel Reviews Are In-Superman Flies High With Critics Yahoo: First Reviews Are In: Is 'Man of Steel' Too Dark, Too Big, Too Much? The Independent (UK): Man of Steel: Reviews round-up - S is for Serious not Superman as Henry Cavill dons the tights CBS News: "Man of Steel" critics' reviews: Film wallows in sorrow more than soars New York Post:...
  • Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale Spoilers: What to Expect [Spoilers & Speculation]

    06/06/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 16 replies
    Wet Paint ^ | June 6, 2013 | Johnny Brayson
    Article contains spoilers & speculation for the season 3 finale. Also includes spoilers from the book series. Click the link if you want to read: http://www.wetpaint.com/game-of-thrones/articles/2013-06-05-season-3-finale-spoilers-what-to-expect
  • 'Game of Thrones' episode causes Internet stir

    06/03/2013 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Spoiler alert: Content in this post has information about Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones." Fans of George R.R. Martin's epic series "A Song of Ice and Fire" knew there would be blood.
  • Game of Desks - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [Game of Thrones parody]

    05/25/2013 1:11:57 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 24, 2013 | latenight
    Game of Desks - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [Game of Thrones parody] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqgdyn6wg7E
  • Look Past The Dragons In Game of Thrones

    05/19/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT · by OddLane · 100 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 19, 2013 | Matt Zoller Seitz
    We’re only halfway through the season, and it’s only May, but it’s already hard for me to imagine any show topping Game of Thrones on my 2013 year-end best-of list. There are more innovative and original series, but none that satisfies on so many levels, or that juggles so much plot and so many characters with the appearance of ease. Since HBO’s blockbuster adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fiction debuted in 2011, many have lodged complaints about the show’s racial stereotypes and simplistic sexual dynamics—and rightly so; Thrones was a problematic series and still is, despite course corrections that suggest...
  • Americans' Confidence in the Economy Ties Record High [Deceptive Headline]

    05/08/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/7/13 | Alyssa Brown
    Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -8 last week, matching the five-year weekly high set the week ending Feb. 3. The current score is up from -13 the previous week.
  • The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Larry Correia bestselling author of the Monster Hunter series.

    03/19/2013 6:14:58 AM PDT · by Gideonwoulfe · 6 replies
    The Freehold ^ | 3/19/2013 | Jonathan Baird
    This week the Enquiring Hitchhiker is proud to bring you the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter series Larry Correia… Question 1. You broke into writing by self publishing your first book. How did you market the novel and what experiences positive and negative did you have with that first book? ------- After getting rejected everywhere I decided to self publish. Since I was already well known in the internet gun community, I concentrated my efforts there. Specifically on a couple of gun forums, including one that I’d been a moderator on for a really long time....
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Served in the Military, and How it Changed Their Work

    01/31/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    io9 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    So much of science fiction's core topics intersect with war, one way or the other. Rapid social change and technological innovation both get supercharged during wartime, and some of our greatest explorers are also warriors. So it's not surprising that many of science fiction's most well-known authors served in the military at some point — especially during the era when we had a compulsory draft. But how did serving in the military shape these writers' books? Here's a look at 15 of the authors who served in the armed forces, and how their work reflects that experience.
  • Amity Shlaes: No solace in these 1950s tax fantasies

    01/06/2013 8:41:21 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | amity shlaes
    Of course, 2013 will be fine, because the 1950s sure were. That's the premise for the coming year, especially in regard to the agreement in Washington to raise U.S. tax rates on the well-off. In the 1950s, after all, tax rates were far higher than what the House and Senate have agreed on, a top rate in the high 30 percent range. Back then, they were even higher than what President Barack Obama might have proposed, if left to his own counsel. Republicans in that era went along with the idea that high rates took something away from the rich...
  • The Hobbit and Evil

    Some may see the films or books as just entertainment, but Tolkien spent a lifetime creating a mythos with far more detail than most writers ever imagine. An Oxford professor, he approached his writing as if it were a scholarly pursuit. Yet it was still entertaining and captivating, full of themes and message (though he never intentionally preached, so to speak, his beliefs informed his work). That’s why it has endured for so long (The Hobbit was originally published in 1937, mainly directed at children. Don’t see many children books like this anymore, do we?). Tolkien drew on many influences...
  • 'Obamacare' saves consumers nearly $1.5 billion

    12/05/2012 6:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/12
    Washington — Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama´s healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings — an estimated $1.1 billion — came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings...
  • The 12th Demon

    I don’t get the fantasy subgenre of paranormal/supernatural fiction’s obsession with vampires and werewolves. It’s always been around, but has exploded in recent years and now commands whole sections of bookstores. Then, I guess, there are people who don’t get people like me who like epic fantasy like Tolkien, Lewis or Terry Brooks. Nonetheless. So here comes Bruce Hennigan’s The 12th Demon: Mark of the Wolf Dragon, which is a pleasant departure from high school age vampires who are all starting to look and act a lot alike.
  • Daughter of Light

    For years I had intended on reading the classic fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien, but never did until a few months before the films were released. Then I was hooked. I had been a long-time sci-fi fan, but I still wondered how did I miss this genre? So I began seeking out more. Of late, however, I have had a tougher time finding new fantasy authors that I enjoy. A couple of times I have, in the middle of a series, given up and moved on. These authors have created detailed worlds and epic adventures for sure. Yet they are afraid...
  • Man who thought he was a tiger has killed himself

    11/29/2012 7:49:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 48 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>Dennis Avner, a 54 years old man who spent years trying hard to make his body look like a tiger, has committed suicide. According to DailyMail of November 13, his body was found November 5. He lived alone.</p> <p>The problem of Avner began when a Native chief, guided by spirits, said that Avner should “follow the ways of the tiger.”</p>
  • Five theories about Obama’s meeting with Romney

    11/29/2012 5:40:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Constitution Center ^ | November 29, 2012 | Scott Bomboy
    ... Obama is having Mitt Romney over for lunch on Thursday and their meeting is already generating a lot of buzz. Here are five theories about the White House’s motives.... 1. Obama is extending a common courtesy... 2. Obama will offer Romney a Cabinet job... 3. Obama will enlist Romney in the fiscal cliff debate... 4. Obama wants Romney’s advice on business issues... 5. Obama wants closure on the 2012 presidential election, or something else?....
  • Petition To Congress Urging Electors To NOT Cast Their Vote

    11/28/2012 9:07:48 PM PST · by mom of young patriots · 25 replies
    "...We are calling on you, our Senators, to request our electors not cast their vote! Then the House of Representatives CAN choose the next President (and Republicans still have the majority - 233 (R) to 195 (D) - in the House of Representatives)!!!..."
  • Sometimes a Slipper is Just a Shoe: Why the Wizard of Oz is not a Marxist Fairy Tale

    10/10/2012 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    The Freehold ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    David Parker in his article, “The Rise and Fall of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a ‘Parable on Populism” looks closer at the many interpretations of the Wizard of Oz and gives us his opinion that sometimes a book is just a book and that interpretations pulled out of thin air are often just as ephemeral.  I have always been very interested in what adults think about children’s literature. More often than not they read into the stories political, religious, and even topical themes of their own time or the time in which the story was written.
  • Would Super Villains Do a Better Job Running the Country Than Obama?

    09/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    By any honest measurement Barack Hussein Obama has been a dismal failure as a President. Few if any Presidents have been given as much power in their first term as Obama and done so little. In fact for two years he had an unassailable super majority in congress and still his administration has been unable to do something as simple as craft a budget much less control runaway unemployment, a crippling deficit, and the terrorist overthrow of the middle east. While contemplating how anyone could do much worse than Obama, it came to me: Obama is such a failure that...
  • The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Daniel Knauf Creator of the TV Series Carnivale

    09/18/2012 7:24:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar
    The Freehold ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    This week we are proud to bring you an interview with Daniel Knauf. You may remember Daniel as the creator of the hit HBO show Carnivŕle. He is currently working to recreate the story telling genre with his Bxx internet format. Bxx presents a non-linear method of telling a story in which the viewer can follow the story from multiple angles, out of sequence, or even follow specific characters through the story.
  • Democrats Play Offense in the South in Hopes of Turning Some Red States Blue [Riiiight]

    09/04/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    PBS ^ | 9/3/12
    As Democrats gather in this Southern city on the eve of the convention, we look at the changing political landscape of the South with Democratic Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Kareem Crayton. He's a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and he studies race in politics. And we thank you both for being with us...
  • If It has Arnold in It, Don’t Remake It.

    08/29/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    Actually, I would appreciate if people didn’t remake anything. Some originality would be nice.  While, I would appreciate no remakes, this goes double for ones with Arnold Schwarzenegger.It as actually quite interesting how many of Arnold’s films were science fiction or fantasy based.  It is also interesting how every remake of one of them is a complete flop.  The latest edition of Total Recall going to the remake scrap-heap is prime example.  Great CGI, No originality and No Arnold equals epic fail.  It seems the original which was recently called ‘cheesy’ by some critic did far better at the box office than the new one which...
  • Game of Thrones Author Blasts ‘Racists and Oligarchs’ Who Support Photo ID Voting

    08/14/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 14, 2012 | Ryan Robertson
    It was widely reported back in June that the producers of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” deliberately used a gruesome image of former president George W. Bush’s head impaled on a stake during the drama’s season one finale. The backlash was so great that DVD shipments were halted, digital copies were edited, and an apology was issued via press release. Now the author of the books, George R.R. Martin has shown his true colors, blaming conservatives in swing states for what he called “voter suppression”.In a recent blog post titled “Show Us Your Papers”, the avowed Democrat from New Jersey who thinks...